Nov 23, Lionsgate There are plenty of potential reasons why "The Hunger Games: Stop dividing final books into two movies, for starters. One factor that may not have helped, though, was an element that was once among the franchise's great virtues:
Jennifer Lawrence On Saying Goodbye to Playing Katniss Everdeen
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Origins[ edit ] The idea for the trilogy was based in part on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur , in which each year seven boys and seven girls from Athens are sent to Crete as tributes to that land to be devoured by the Minotaur, a cycle that continues until Theseus kills the Minotaur. Collins, who heard the story when she was eight years old, was unsettled by its ruthlessness and cruelty. Collins said, "In her own way, Katniss is a futuristic Theseus. Collins knew some of this background from her father, who grew up in the Great Depression and was forced to hunt to augment a scanty food supply, although Collins saw her father bring home food from the wild during her own childhood as well. In addition, Collins researched the subject using a large stack of wilderness survival guidebooks. The concept of how the audiences carry nearly as much force as actual characters is based on how, in reality television and in the Roman games, the audience can both "respond with great enthusiasm or play a role in your elimination," as Collins said.
By Katherine Cusumano Nov 24 When Jennifer Lawrence's name first started cropping up on list of most promising Hollywood newcomers, it was primarily on the strength of her performance in the feature Winter's Bone, an indie that earned Lawrence a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Since then she's appeared in blockbusters and critical darlings alike, from the Hunger Games trilogy to Silver Linings Playbook her second Best Actress nomination and first win. And while she has been recognized as the brilliant, metamorphosing actress that she is for many of her movies, the Hunger Games have not generally been included among her great work. The answer?
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Lawrence had the nearly unheard of good fortune to be discovered on a visit to New York City when she was just fourteen years old. After a good deal of goading on the part of agents who saw a rare talent in Lawrence , her parents agreed to allow her to stay in NYC and begin auditioning. Lawrence went directly from the short-lived sitcom to the role that would secure her a Best Actress Oscar nomination at the tender age of twenty: First Class.